Chairman & Founder, Global Change Associates
New York, New York
peterfusaro @ global-change.com
Peter C. Fusaro is the chief strategist for clean energy, natural gas and water technology initiatives. He has been involved in the launch and expansion of some of the world’s most successful and game changing technologies of our time. Peter is the best selling author of What Went Wrong at Enron and is an energy industry thought leader noted for his keen insights in emerging energy and environmental markets. He has catalyzed the revolution in clean energy and water futures.
Peter is a professor at Columbia University teaching renewable energy project development and finance. He is on the advisory board of both the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise and Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability in New York City. He co-founded the Energy Hedge Fund Center in 2004 and sold it in 2011.
For over almost 40 years Peter has been on the forefront of energy industry change and has created the terms "Green Trading", "Green Finance" and "Green Hedge Funds" which are now commonly used in the industry. Peter has been selected for Who's Who in America 2007-2014, Who's Who World for 2009-2014, and Who's Who in Science & Engineering 2011. He has lived on the leading edge of consulting in carbon and emissions trading and finance, clean energy technology, renewables and the efficient use of fossil fuels. Peter founded Global Change Associates in 1991 to focus on the interplay and convergence of energy and environmental financial markets.
Today, Peter is either a Board member or Advisory Board member to several cleantech startups. Peter is on the Advisory Board of the ERB Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (www.erb.umich.edu). He was board member of the NYU Energy Forum for 12 Years as well as Council Member for the International Association for Energy Economics for 3 years and President of the New York Chapter for over 10 years. He is a member of Professional Risk Management Association (PRMIA), New York Academy of Sciences, and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Peter is active with Carnegie-Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research. In the spring of 2005, he launched Forum on Energy and Environment which is focused on accelerating knowledge transfer on energy and environmental issues to students, academics, and the business community in New York City. Peter launched the Green Salon in the Fall of 2008 and the Global Change Foundation in May 2009.
Peter is a member of SJF Expert Network, and is a Fellow of the Governance & Accountability Institute. Peter is now an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and teaches a course on Renewable Energy Project Finance each Fall. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence for NYSERDA program called High Tech Rochester's Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program.
Peter is a member of the board of Carbon Trade Exchange in Austrailia, and on the advisory boards of Business Venture Partners (an Irish cleantech venture captal fund), Fulcrum Solar, Geo Investors Fund, the Center for Environmental Leadership & Innovation, Cleantech Law Partners, and Atmos Air Solutions.
MA, International Relations, Tufts University
BA, Carnegie-Mellon University
Selected for first Washington International Semester Program, American University
- The New York Times best seller What Went Wrong at Enron: Everyone's Guide to the Largest Bankruptcy in U.S. History (Wiley, 2002)
- Energy & Environmental Project Finance: New Investment Techniques (Oxford University Press, 2010)
- Weather, Energy, and Environmental Hedging: An Introduction (Icfai Books, 2007)
- Energy and Environmental Trading Law: US Law and Taxation (Cameron May, 2008)
- Energy and Environmental Hedge Funds -- The New Investment Paradigm (Wiley, 2006)
- Green Trading Markets: Developing The Second Wave (Elsevier, 2005)
- Energy Hedging in Asia (Palgrave MacMillan, 2005)
- Energy & Emissions: Collision or Convergence (Wiley, 2006)
- Green Trading: Commercial Opportunities for the Environment (GreenTrading Inc., 2004)
- Energy Convergence: The Beginning of the Multi-Commodity Markets (Wiley, 2002)
- Energy Derivatives: Trading Emerging Markets (Energy Publishing Enterprises, 2002)
- Energy Risk Management: Hedging Strategies and Instruments for the International Energy Markets (McGraw-Hill, 1998)
- Energy & Environmental Trading: US Law & Taxation (Cameron May, 2008)
- Professional Risk Managers Guide to Energy Markets (McGraw- Hill, 2007)
- Professional Risk Managers Guide to Financial Markets (McGraw-Hill, 2007)
Peter is a contributor to:
- Distributed Generation: The Power Paradigm for the New Millenium (CRC Press, 2001)
- Global Markets and National Interests: The New GeoPolitics of Energy, Capital and Information (CSIS Press, 2002)
And of the Financial Times and Global Change Associates Report:
- Asia Pacific Energy Derivatives
- Enron 2001: An Inside View (Special Consulting Report, July 2001)